Seminar Schedule

The UCR Political Economy Seminar provides a venue for graduate students and faculty from UCR and elsewhere to engage actively in interdisciplinary and state of the art research in political economy.

For more information, or if you would like to present your work at the seminar, please contact the organizers, Jana Grittersova (jana.grittersova@ucr.edu) and Matthew C Mahutga (matthew.mahutga@ucr.edu).

The Political Economy seminar meets from 3:10 PM–5:00 PM in HUMANITIES 1500, unless otherwise noted.

Schedule

Speaker

 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Peter Rosendorff, Professor of Politics, The Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University.
Transparency, Protest and Political (In)Stability,” co-authored with James R. Hollyer and James Raymond Vreeland
 Friday, November 22 Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego.
“Inequality, Distributive Conflict and Regime Change”
Co-Sponsored by UCR Labor Studies Program
 Thursday, December 5 Lawrence Broz, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of California, San Diego.
“The Federal Reserve as Global Lender of Last Resort, 2007-2010″
 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Benjamin Cohen, Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
“The China Question: Can the Rise of the Middle Kingdom be Accommodated?”
 Friday, March 14 Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, Economics, University of California, Berkeley.
“The Eurozone Crisis: The Theory of Optimum Currency Areas Bites Back?”
Joint hosted with the Economics Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
Tuesday, March 18 Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
“Saving U.S. Capitalism the American Way: Spreading Capital Ownership.”
Joint hosted with the Economics Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series
Monday, April 14th Herman Schwartz, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia.
“Babies, Bonds, and Buildings: Policy Implications of the Links among Fertility Rates, Pensions, and Housing Finance Systems.”
Thursday, April 24 Judith Stepan-Norris, Professor, Sociology, University of California, Irvine.
“Whither the Contending Path(s)? Rival Labor Federations and Progressive Leadership in U.S. Union Mobilization.”
Co-Sponsored by UCR Labor Studies Program
Thursday, May 8 Gary A. Dymski, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside.
“The Eurozone Crisis as a Trilemma Forcefield: Fleming, Mundell, and Power in Finance.”
Thursday, May 22 Andrew Walder, Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor, Sociology, Stanford University.
“After State Socialism: Regime Change and Transformational Recessions.”
Thursday, January 15th, 2015 Lane Kenworthy, Yankelovich Endowed Chair Professor, Sociology, University of California, San Diego.
“In Search of a Decent and Rising Income Floor.”
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Fred Block, Research Professor, Sociology, University of California, Davis.
“Does Capitalism have its own DNA?”
Co-Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas and Society
 Thursday, March 3rd Ho-Fung Hung, Professor, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
“The China Boom: where did it come from, how is it ending?”
Co-Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas and Society
Thursday, March 10th, 4:00PM, INTS 1128 Jeffry Frieden, Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
“Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy”
Co-Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas and Society and UCR Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty
Thursday, May 19th Andrew Schrank, Olive Watson Professor of Sociology and International & Public Affairs, Brown University
“A Second Regulatory Divide? Workplace Regulation in Europe and the Americas”
Co-Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas and Society and UCR Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty

 Seminars sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology